Simon Ashton perch of 4lb 6oz, 4lb and 3lb 15oz

“It fought like a tench too and kited about 20 yards before surfacing”

“Here are the pics of my new perch PB alongside another four-pounder that was 1cm bigger than the 4lb 6oz at 50.5cm, but it looked spawned out! Both fish were caught from a northern 40-acre syndicate lake. I fed two different spots with dead red maggots, chopped worm and Sonubaits worm fishmeal and used my old 12-foot super specialist duo 1.25 rods with 8lb Supplex mainline, 30g grippermesh feeders on a running link and 6lb fluorocarbon hooklinks to size 6 Drennan boillie hooks.  The bite from the 4lb 6oz fish had me thinking it was a tench as the bobbin rose and smacked off the butt section! The reel started spinning and the fight was on. To be fair it fought like a tench too and kited about 20 yards before surfacing. It was at that point I saw t was a giant perch. I couldn’t believe my eyes when it went in the net.
The session finished with perch of 4lb 6oz, 4lb, 3lb 15oz and 2lb 8oz. All fish came on lobs or dendrabaenas. After a very poor winter fishing for mainly pike with very little to report in the way of specimens, I decided to change species and target a new water for perch. I’d set my sights on catching a three pounder but never expected a four – never mind a brace of the buggers! I’m totally made up having finally caught my first ever brace of 4lb perch and upping my pb by 1oz in the process. The 3lb 15oz fish and the smaller one at 2lb 8oz were welcome additions also”